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Police to investigate North Korean restaurant on spy activity

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 20, 2017   /  10:43 pm
Police to investigate North Korean restaurant on spy activity Enforcing the law -- National Police spokesperson Sr.Comr. Awi Setiyono (center), accompanied by Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr.Comr. Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono (left) and National Police policy analysis head Sr.Comr. Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono (right) speak in a press conference in Jakarta on Dec.11. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

The National Police will investigate a North Korean restaurant in Central Jakarta that is allegedly being used by the country to run its spy activity, a police spokesperson has said.

Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said on Sunday that he would coordinate with the Foreign Ministry on the report that was previously published by Singaporean news agency AsiaOne. Argo said the police would look into the restaurant’s license before making any moves.

“We need to know first what their business is and who the owner is. There are different regulations for businesses owned by Indonesians and those owned by foreigner,” he said as quoted by tribunnews.com.

Asiaone reported previously that the North Korean Intelligence Agency (RGB) had been operating in Indonesia for the last two decades. Quoting an anonymous source, the news portal said RGB was known to be operating textile factories in major Indonesian cities, including Jakarta.

It had also been reported that a room above the North Korean restaurant in Central Jakarta was part of the agency’s Indonesia office. (idb)

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